Can Cambodia Protect Enough Forest for …

In the mid-19th Century, the French naturalist and explorer Henri Mouhot wrote about being holed up in a bamboo hut somewhere in central Cambodia, where he felt almost besieged by the wildlife closing in all around him. Rhinoceros, tigers, leopards, and banteng – wild jungle cattle – tried to invade his garden and “looked longingly” at his pigs. Elephants trumpeted in the distance, while snakes and tarantulas penetrated the abode itself.

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